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HPD Weekly DUI Statistical Breakdown

February 2, 2016, 9:28 AM HST
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duiNineteen motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of an intoxicant on Big Island roadways between Jan. 25 and Jan. 31. Four of the 19 arrested were involved in traffic crashes. These numbers come from the Hawai’i Police Department’s weekly DUI statistical report.

A total of 91 DUI arrests have been made so far in 2016. That number is an 11 percent increase from last year’s count of 82 arrests during the same time period.

2_2 duiBroken down by district, one arrest took place in the Hamakua District, three of the arrests this week occurred in the South Hilo district, five occurred in the Puna district; two were reported in the Kau District, and eight were reported in the Kona district.

Major accidents have increased by 8.6 percent, compared to last year. During the first month of 2016, 110 major accidents took place. That number compares to 103 during the same time period in 2015.

No traffic fatalities have occurred on Big Island roadways. One traffic fatality had occurred at this point last year.

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HPD will continue to patrol the island and maintain roadblocks.

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